Cheer and Joy Release Inspiration Week-Day Two

Howdy, crafty friends. I have two cards to share for the second day of inspiration week using THIS release from Simon Says Stamp …

I started by die-cutting a background I created with THESE alcohol inks with THIS and THIS leaf die. I also cut the die from yellow, orange, and red card stock and layered them under the leaves for dimension. I also like that when you look at the side of the die-cut. you see all of the colors that is in the leaf. For the background, I stamped THIS background stamp on THIS card stock with THIS ink for a tone-on-tone look. I heat embossed the sentiment from THIS stamp set in gold on a dark brown card stock and used THIS coordinating die to cut it out. I added splashes of gold to the background by flicking on water and adding gold embossing powder on top. I also added some of THESE.

I finished off the card by adhering it to a red note card and adding strips of THIS metallic card stock along the borders.

To create that gold shine on the leaves, I applied some of THIS gold foil on top of the alcohol ink. It applies to any sticky areas from the ink.

Here’s a closer look…

I hope this inspires you to try die-cutting from a colorful background.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day.


1 Comment

  1. Nancy
    October 23, 2019

    Thanks so much for the leaf card inspiration! Now I know what to do with those crazy red/orange alcohol ink pieces I saved awhile back. Enjoy your day!


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